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Reflecting Colonialism in Horror: A Discussion of Poscolonial Gothic and The Hacienda with Dr. Isabel Cañas

Mariquita talks with Isabel Cañas about her debut novel, The Hacienda, a terrifying and thrilling Postcolonial Gothic set in 1820s Mexico. They also touch on what makes a strong female protagonist, the legacy of colonialism on generations of indigenous people, the enduring role religion and the caste system have in oppression, and just how all those traditional Gothic-era families got so wealthy (spoiler: it was from exploiting the labor of people of color). 

Books Mentioned: 

The Hacienda by Isabel Cañas

Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson

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This episode was edited by Rah Hernandez and produced by Renee Powers on the ancestral land of the Dakota people.

Original music by @iam.onyxrose

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